Saturday, November 18, 2006

another shopping trip

I went shopping today at the Toledo Macy's for the first time since the new name went up on the building. No sign of Clinton and Stacy, unfortunately.

I am old enough to remember when it was Hudson's and when it switched to Marshall Field's. It seems like each time the store is bought out, there are less people working the registers. I got plenty of offers of help when I was looking at the merchandise, but I had to wait a long time to check out each time, and today was a slow Saturday because of the big Ohio State vs. Michigan game. I hope with the holidays coming up that they will start adding open registers. I usually try to avoid the mall after Thanksgiving anyway, because now that Toledo is down to one functional mall, the place is mobbed every day from the day after Thanksgiving to the day after Christams.

On the plus side, I got myself some really nice things: two pairs of earrings, some basic brown and black socks, and a purple cashmere sweater. With the various coupons I had, I saved $45. I haven't bought anything for myself in a while and I decided I deserved a little splurge. I had considered a pedicure, but cashmere lasts longer.


  1. I recently bought a new pair of jeans and 2 long sleeve tee shirts, but I do not want to buy anything else until I am a size smaller (I am down 2 sizes). Instead, I have enjoyed buying things for my daughter and son.

    I hate shopping after Thanksgiving. We used to go to the mall the day after, but now we go to the movies instead. Much nicer.

    Jen, have a great Thanksgiving.

  2. I'm going shopping the day after T'giving just to get away for a little bit. But my next door neighbor told me about a new shop for, ahem, larger women up at my parents' mall. And I'll go to my usual haunts: Kohl, Ross, and Gabriel Brothers and there won't be any big sales there (well, okay, at Kohl's).

    I'm just looking for presents that are not expensive. (But if I see a pair of shoes...) I'm glad you got yourself something nice, Jen. You deserve it!


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